Most people have a love-hate relationship with oats but we promise to change your mind if you are the latter who have a dislike towards this amazing, nutritious ingredient! ;)

We hereby bring to you 6 super healthy, quick recipes using *drumroll please* our hero ingredient the humble - Oats.

Anyone trying to lose weight knows that exercise is only one third the battle, the key to weight - loss is watching what you eat. This doesn't just mean cutting down on high-calorie and junk foods but also substituting unhealthy or less healthy food choices with better ones.
Which is why we love oats as it is versatile, easy to adapt to different palates and super easy to experiment with. Here are few recipes to fire your imagination when using Oats.

1. Oatmeal with Fried Egg and Avocado

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Serves: 1


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 large egg

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • ¼ avocado, sliced

  • 2 tbsp fresh salsa


  • Heat the oil in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the egg and season with ⅛ tsp salt and pepper. Cover and cook until slightly runny sunny-side up, 2 - 4 minutes.

  • Serve the egg on the oatmeal and top with avocado and salsa

2.  Oats Khichdi

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 30

Serves: 1


  • ¼ cup moong dal/ yellow split mung beans

  • ½ cup oats

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

  • ½ tsp ginger, crushed

  • 2 cups water

  • Salt as needed

  • Ghee as needed

  • Pinch of turmeric

  • Pinch of hing

  • ½ cup chopped veggies (Use any - carrots,

           Onions, cauliflower, bell peppers)


  • Wash and soak moong dal in water until use.

  • Wash and chop veggies

  • Add ghee to a hot pot. Add cumin. When it starts to pop, saute ginger until it turns aromatic. Do not burn. Add hing.

  • Add all veggies and saute for about 2 minutes

  • Drain water from dal and add to the pot. Fry for about 2-3 mins till the dal smells. Good.

  • Add oatmeal and salt and fry for about 2 minutes.

  • Pour water. You can adjust the quantity to make it more mushy or grainy. Pressure cook for 1 whistle on medium flame

  • Serve warm

3. Oats Upma

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 30

Serves: 1


  • 1 cup oats

  • 1 onion

  • ¾ cup mixed veggies

  • 3 green chillies

  • ½ cup water

  • Salt as needed

  • 1 tsp coconut or sesame oil

  • 2 tsp cooking oil

  • ¾ tsp mustard

  • 2 tsp chana dal

  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • Chop vegetables and onion finely. I used half a carrot, 4 beans and a fist full of frozen peas. slit green chillies. Heat oil in a pan and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table, then add onion and fry until transparent. Add vegetables, green chillies and if you want you can sprinkle 1/4 tsp sugar to maintain its colour and fry in medium flame for 2 minutes. Add a little salt just for the vegetables if you want.

  • Add the oats, salt and mix well for a minute. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well and cook covered for 2 minutes.

  • Later again sprinkle the remaining water and mix well and cook covered for another 2 minutes. This way it won't turn too gooey but still gets cooked moist. Top with coconut oil or sesame oil if desired.

4. Oats Idli

Prep Time: 15

Cook Time: 15

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup oats

  • ½ cup curd

  • ½ cup wheat rava

  • 2 tbsp grated carrot

  • Salt as needed

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ tsp fruit salt

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves

  • 1 tsp chopped ginger


  • Dry roast Oats for 3 minutes in medium flame until nice aroma comes.Powder it coarsely after it cools down.

  • Heat a pan with oil and temper the items in the table ‘To temper’, followed by the veggies u decided to add and ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves. Give it a quick fry and add the wheat rava and fry for a minute in medium flame.

  • Transfer to mixing bowl, add oats, salt, curd, lemon juice, water as required and make a batter, which consistency is similar to our idly batter.(neither too runny nor too thick). Mix well. Add Eno fruit salt just before making idlis and mix well. This will give you a frothy/airy batter which gives a soft spongy idly.

  • Pour the batter into a greased idly plate and cook just like you cook the regular idlies but for more time, say 10-15 minutes, until done.

5. Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Serves: 6


Dry Mixture:

  • 2 cups oats

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ⅓ cup brown sugar

Wet Mixture:

  • 2 cups nonfat milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp melted butter

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and brown sugar. Set aside.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, vanilla extract, honey, and melted butter. If things aren't combining well, slightly heat up the mixture in a saucepan or (carefully!) in the microwave.

  • Layer the dry mixture evenly on a greased 2-quart baking dish and gently pour on the wet mixture. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and bake for 20 minutes or until the liquid is mostly absorbed. The rest will be absorbed as the baked oats cool.

  • Let cool slightly and serve hot!

6. Overnight Oats Brownie Batter Swirl

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 10

Serves: 2



Place all ingredients (leave out 1 tablespoon peanut butter for drizzle) in a medium size pot and turn heat to medium/high. Bring to a rolling boil, then turn heat down to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, or until oatmeal thickens. Stir often! Pour oatmeal into two bowls. Then, drizzle on some peanut butter and add a few chocolate chips.


Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 10

Serves: 2

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